The Child Dental Benefits Schedule will continue in 2023

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule is a dental benefits programme. Eligible children or teenagers can receive up to $1,095 in benefits for dental services over two consecutive calendar years.

If your child or teenager doesn’t use the full $1,095 for dental services in the first year, they can use the balance in the second year if they’re still eligible.

Which children are eligible for dental services?

child dental benefits schedule dentist wantirna south A child is eligible if they are:

  • eligible for Medicare, and
  • aged 0 to 17 years at any point in the calendar year, and
  • receive a relevant Australian government payment, such as Family Tax Benefit Part A, at
    any point in the calendar year.

Services Australia assesses a child’s eligibility from the start of each calendar year and routinely check for newly eligible children.

A notification of eligibility will be sent to the child or their parent/guardian either by post or electronically through MyGov.

It is optional for a parent/guardian or patient to present this notification to the practice at the time of the appointment.

How long does eligibility last?

Once a child has been assessed as eligible, they are eligible for that entire calendar year (even if they turn 18) or stop receiving the relevant government payment.

However, they must be eligible for Medicare on the day the service is provided.

Services covered

Services available include :

Child Dental Benefits Schedule in Wantirna South

Once you know your child is eligible, make an appointment with us and let us know that you’ll be using the CDBS.

Dr Sachdeva will discuss with you your child’s proposed treatment. You will be asked to sign a consent form. Remember to take your child’s Medicare card to the appointment.

Dr Sachdeva has decided to bulk bill patients that are eligible under the Child Dental Benefits Scheme.

Wantirna South dentist also serves the local communities in Scoresby, Rowville, Knox City, Boronia, Bayswater, Ferntree Gully, Vermont, Vermont South, Burwood, Burwood East, Ringwood, Ringwood East, and Wantirna.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule in Wantirna South

Bulk Bill for children who are eligible for MEDICARE CHILD DENTAL BENEFITS SCHEDULE
Up to $1,095 worth of dental treatments over two years

Call (03) 9800 2338 or visit us at 287 Stud Road in Wantirna South.